Markethill Mart: Pens of heavy hoggets selling from £142 to £147 each
An entry of 1340 sheep at Markethill on Wednesday 24th March sold in a steady trade.
The 780 hoggets maintained a very firm trade.
Good quality heavy hoggets selling from 550p to 603p per kilo for 15 hoggets 24.2 kilos at £146 each from an Armagh farmer, followed by 583p for 24 kilos at £140 each from a Tassagh producer.
Several pens of heavy hoggets made from £142 to £147 each.
Good quality middleweight hoggets sold from 550p to 602p per kilo for 23k at £138.50 each from a Tynan producer followed by 582p for 22kilos at £128 from a Tandragee farmer.
A Middletown producer received 581p per kilo for 22.9
kilos at £133 each.
Good quality horned hoggets sold to 560p for 29 hoggets 23.2k at £130 each from a Portadown farmer.
A small entry of spring lambs sold to a top of 705p per kilo for 20k at £141 each followed by 680p per kilo for 22.2 kilos at £151 each.
Main demand sold from 630p to 670p per kilo.
The 250 cull ewes sold in a steady demand.
First quality ewes sold from £120 to £152 each.
Second quality from £80 to £110 each.
Another full yard of ewes and lambs sold in an excellent demand with good quality doubles reaching £320.
All good quality double outfits sold from £240 to £285 each. Singles reached £250 each with others at £245, £240 and £230 each.
Main trade from £90 to £230 each.
Armagh farmer : 24.2k £146 603p : Tassagh producer : 24k £140 583p : Keady seller : 24.1k £138 573p : Derrynoose farmer : 24.8k £142 573p : Loughbrickland producer : 24k £137 571p : Armagh seller : 24.4k £139 570p : Armagh seller : 25.3k £144 569p and Belleeks farmer ; 25k £142 568p.
Tynan farmer : 23k £138.50 602p : Tandragee seller : 22k £128 582p : Madden farmer : 22.9k £133 581p : Derrynoose seller : 21.2k £122 576p : Foley farmer : 21k £120 572p : Glenanne farmer : 23k £131 570p : Tynan producer : 21.5k £122 568p : Portadown producer : 23.2k £130 560p and Derrynoose seller : 21.8k £122 560p.
Poyntzpass farmer : 20k £141 705p : Newtownhamilton seller : 22.2k £151 680p : Armagh farmer : 19k £121 637p : Portadown farmer : 19k £121 637p and Dromore producer : 22k £140 636p.